2012 Combined Campaign Planning is Underway

PCHTF to raise Operating and Supportive Service Dollars for Housing Agencies

2012 Combined Campaign Planning is Underway

At its meeting in November the Board of Directors of the Polk County Housing Trust Fund decided to set the kick-off date for its 2012 Combined Campaign for February 1st.  The theme of this year’s campaign will be the community’s need to provide additional workforce housing and related services.

During the campaign PCHTF Board members and representatives of the five housing agencies providing the services will be calling on area employers and explaining the sound business reasons for them to financially support affordable housing programs.

There are five non-profit providers who partner with the PCHTF, Anawim Housing, Community Housing Initiatives, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Hawthorn Hill and HOME, Inc.  Each of these organizations plays a critical role in providing support, education and care to persons and families in need of affordable housing.

Annually these organizations and the Operating and Supportive Services Committee of the PCHTF meet and plan ways to address the community’s needs in the coming year. This meeting forms the basis for a written plan to allocate charitable dollars raised from the community to address basic housing needs.

Each year the PCHTF conducts a community-wide combined campaign to raise the dollars to fund that plan. By aggregating the fundraising needs of a number of housing agencies the PCHTF is able to leverage the support of the business community through a single appeal and to save the agencies the administrative costs of conducting multiple campaigns. Each year the PCHTF deploys 100% of its campaign proceeds for Operating and Supportive Services consistent with the community plan.